An Elf Tries to Save Santa’s Home

I’ll do anything to raise awareness about climate change, and that includes dressing like an elf and standing around in superconductor-cold during my town’s largest holiday event and accosting citizens who are just trying to have a good time.

The activity also included having lots of pictures taken with children and trying to explain to them a) what climate change is; and b) that I’m a real elf.  I was more successful in the first endeavor since my ears kept almost falling off.

A surprise: nobody tried to argue, even though I was loud. The prospect of heckling an elf may have been too ridiculous. It’s good that nobody did because I had a bunch of pre-prepared and (I daresay) cutting  elf-comebacks for anyone who tried. I was ready to go all Rodney Dangerelf.

I wonder: when the arctic is gone in a couple of decades, where will parents tell their children Santa Claus lives? On a boat?

For those interested, here’s the sign I was brandishing about (if you’d like to brandish the same sign at some future event email me):

And here’s another way of looking at what’s happening in the Arctic: a graph of the Arctic ice volume at its annual low point, over years.

-From the Sea

Posted December 05, 2011 in Actually Acting | 2 Comments


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  1. Matt says:

    This is awesome in so many ways. No the least of which is the look on Mrs. Elf’s face.

  2. Nick Bentley says:

    Yes! Mrs. Elf claims that her expression is the result of her not being ready for the picture, but I don’t know if I buy it

    ps I’ll respond at length to your carbon pricing comments in the last post later today when I have a bit more time.

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